Book review by Aarene Storms: What Goes Up

Saturday, June 29, 2019

What Goes Up by Katie Kennedy

200 teen scientists vie for two positions with NASA's Interworlds Agency. The tests cover math, science, problem-solving...and a lot more. Rosa Hayashi is an obvious choice. Eddie Toivonen is not.

Then gravity flutters, which it definitely should not do. Immediately after, alternate-dimension aliens show up, and they look human. In fact, the alternate-dimension aliens look just like the astronauts who just left Earth, only these astronauts are carrying a very dangerous cargo.

What could possibly go wrong?

Part Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, part Ender's Game and part literary roller coaster. Put it all together for a fast-moving, fun book with an intriguing premise and appealing characters who make nerdy the new cool. Highly recommended!

Ages 12 to adult. Some cussing, some kissing and some unbelievably corny knock-knock jokes.

The events may not have happened; still, the story is true. --R. Silvern

Aarene Storms, youth services librarian
Richmond Beach and Lake Forest Park Libraries, KCLS


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